Employee Spotlight, Jay Wagner

Employee Spotlight, Jay Wagner

Craftsman and Finish Technician Jay Wagner has been with George’s Furniture for 19 years. Jay loves the variety of the furniture industry, and the uniqueness which comes from our company. Since we build everything by hand using original designs, no two pieces are alike.

Everyday is a new journey, according to Jay, and he loves the variety of tasks throughout each workday. Each job takes on its own unique personality with varying designs, stains, finishes, and purposes. The most interesting projects that Jay has worked on were wooden foot prints which competitive boat rowers place their feet on when rowing and sculling, and a deluxe Scrabble board as well as a Wobble board.

In his free time, Jay is a basketball and volleyball coach, and he loves playing Scrabble, volleyball, and volunteering at the Youth Center.

Employee Spotlight, Caleb Druck

Employee Spotlight, Caleb Druck

Craftsman Caleb Druck has been working at George’s Furniture for four years. His interest in furniture was sparked during high school when he began an apprenticeship at the company.

He loves his coworkers, flexible work hours, being able to build his own furniture, and creating quality pieces he knows will last. Caleb’s favorite piece of furniture he ever built was a customized cherry table with walnut butterflies and an x-brace pedestal.

In his free time, Caleb enjoys being outdoors hunting and farming.

Employee Spotlight, Gordon Allen

Employee Spotlight, Gordon Allen

Craftsman Gordon Allen has been with George’s Furniture for 20 years. He first became interested in the furniture making industry in shop class during 8th grade, where Gordon constructed an oak nightstand with cherry stain which had pull-out drawers.

His favorite part of working for George’s Furniture is the satisfaction that comes with making a product from start to finish by hand, watching all of the parts and pieces come together to form a beautiful piece of furniture. Gordon’s favorite piece of furniture he ever built was the George’s “Gossip Chair,” a spindle-back side chair with an attached small desk, complete with a drawer. He also truly enjoyed created a seven-foot long maple settee with six legs.

In his spare time, Gordon enjoys reading—his favorite authors being John Grisham and James Patterson. He also loves any and all Star Trek novels by various authors. Gordon enjoys latch hook and crocheting projects, as well as bicycling. His favorite TV shows are Star Trek, Law and Order, Chicago, Bones, Dallas, Knots Landing, and Knight Rider.